Subject: Re: burning DVDs?
To: None <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/20/2005 10:49:15
In message <>, Lubomir Sedlacik writes:
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>On Sat, Aug 20, 2005 at 10:36:06AM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> What is the best software from pkgsrc for burning DVDs?  My primary
>> interest in data storage, i.e., holding 4.7G instead of 750M on a CD.
>> I downloaded dvdrecord; is mkisofs the best way to prepare the data?
>> Beyond that, can I produce bootable DVDs?  4.7G is a much nicer limit
>> for a NetBSD Live disk...
>> If it matters, all of my DVD burners are ATA; I have no SCSI.
>i use mkisofs (sysutils/cdrecord) to prepare the images and growisofs
>(sysutils/dvd+rw-tools) to burn them.  i have bad experience with
>dvdrecord toasting my media for no apparent reason.
>my dvd+rw drive is attached via USB 2.0.

Tnx.  I should have mentioned that I'm primarily interested in
DVD-R, though I see that that package will sometimes handle such.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,